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Moving forward in 2020

We have missed our guests. It is the 12th season of Cosy Under Canvas this year, the bluebells are in bloom and the buds and leaves in the woods are about to burst. We are so used sharing this with our guests and enjoying its beauty at this time of year with you.

But we have been taking good care of the site in your absence and we are grateful for this distraction. We've pulled out brambles, tended to our WET system, re-laid paths and come up with lots of new suggestions for woodland activities, from bug hotels to natural mandalas.

After 7 weeks in this strange and uncertain situation we are all wondering when it will be safe to travel again. We don't know what to expect but we have been following the national and our industry news with interest. We are all thinking about the time when the lock down will be eased and an escape to the countryside is an option again.

Until then we must stay put, stay safe and be patient.

Beech Dome
Ash dome in the bluebells

But we are looking forward to welcoming you back after this difficult and worrying time and are planning for the safest way to do this. We want to offer you the peace and tranquility of our site, with safety measures in place to alleviate any concerns you may have about virus contamination.

Our domes are well spaced out and all have private toilets. Usually the kitchen facilities are shared and guests enjoy chatting while waiting for the kettle to boil or the bacon to fry, however we can bring social distancing measures into place to ensure that all our shared facilities are safe to use.

Each dome could have it's own box of kitchen essentials and sanitising necessities! Plates, bowls, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans. Plus sanitiser, gloves and masks. There'd be a set for everyone. If you're not cooking and eating round your campfire as most of our guests do, then you'd book a slot in the kitchen and eat at your very own designated table. There'd be one for each dome in the kitchen or lounge, more than 2m apart from each other and we'd pop your name on it so that you can leave your bits and bobs there.

The same when it comes to showering. Again, book your family slot and the washroom would be yours alone. We're a small site and there's rarely a queue for showers during normal times so we're confident that this wouldn't be troublesome!

And finally when it comes to cleaning, our standards are very high and our site is spic and span. We will carry out risk assessments and create new cleaning policies to identify areas that may need a deeper clean than previously. We will commit to more frequent cleaning and will document this for you to see. We will be totally transparent with you and be readily available to answer any questions that you may have before, during or after your stay.

To celebrate, we'll be releasing some great post lockdown offers once we have the go ahead to open so please keep following us. 

We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to Cosy Under Canvas.

All the best Emma, Dan and the team x

The Ultimate Comfort Food, Jambalaya

It's a firm favourite with our family and the campers. It's as easy to cook over the fire as in a pan on the hob. So if you don't fancy getting outdoors you can still enjoy the rich, smokey taste of a Jambalaya. 

Our recipe is for a veggie version but it's delicious with chicken and chorizo, fish or prawns. We have veggies and not in our household so sometimes I get 2 pots on the go!

Ingredients for 4

1 of each - onion, celery stick, pepper, carrot, garlic glove chopped small

Heat in some oil in a pot or pan and add the veg. Cook for 5 mins

1 teaspoon each - hot smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, dried thyme

Add to the vegetables and cook for 2 mins (add chicken at this point if using)

Add to the pan - 1 tin tomatoes, 600ml stock, 250g rice

Simmer for 10 mins for white rice and 15 mins for brown

Add to the pan - 1 tin sweetcorn, 1 tin black eyed beans

Simmer for another 5 mins until everything is cooked through (add fish at this point if using)

Serve in warmed bowls with crusty bread, a squeeze of lemon and some parsley. Simple!

Coronavirus and your stay at Cosy

Cosy Under Canvas will not be opening on 27th March 2020 as planned.

Obviously in line with recent Government advice against all non essential travel we will postpone our opening until it is safe to do so.

Of course an escape to the countryside is great for our health and well being and the site was almost ready to go so we are really disappointed not to be welcoming you and sharing Cosy Under Canvas with you.

We are working on a 2 week ahead basis and contacting guests to let them know it's no problem to move their bookings to a date later in the year. You can read our terms and conditions here but there will of course be no charge for changes made.

If we haven't contacted you and you would like to postpone your booking feel free to get in touch with some alternative dates this season and we will get those booked in for you.

We have extended our opening season until the end of October to incorporate half term so that there is some extra time to rearrange your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cosy Under Canvas when it is safe to travel again.

Many thanks for your understanding. Take Care and stay safe. Emma x

Guess our St David’s Day meal and win a Welsh Hamper and a Cosy voucher!

Cosy Under Canvas is in Wales, right on the border with England, and here we like to embrace all things Welsh.

The cosy blankets in our domes and lounge are made in Wales, the tasty produce in our ‘Cosy Cook Pots’ and ‘Breakfast in Bed Hampers’ is sourced in Wales. We provide lush smelling toiletries, made by a social enterprise in Wales and the delicious coffee provided in our kitchens is roasted in Wales.

 

1st March is St Davids Day or Dydd Gwyl Dewi (in Welsh). He is the patron saint of Wales but what else do we know about him?

He was born in 500 and founded a monastery in Pembrokeshire on the coast in the spot where St Davids Cathedral is today.

He was a renowned preacher and lived a simple life, reportedly only consuming leeks and water!

He performed miracles, the most famous being when people at the back of a sermon he was preaching complained they could not hear him, the ground on which he stood rose up to form a hill and a white dove settled on his shoulder.

This year, St David’s coincides with the 80th birthday of our Grandpa (who’s also called David), so we’ve decided to celebrate by cooking him a tasty 2 course traditional Welsh meal.

Guess our main course and dessert and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a Hamper celebrating all things Welsh, including one of our cosy blankets, some Welsh coffee and toiletries and a Welsh Love Spoon! Plus, we’ll throw in a discount towards a stay at Cosy.

To enter visit our Instagram or Facebook page and comment on the St David’s day post there with your guess.

We’ll reveal all on Sunday, St David’s Day, and draw the winner on Monday. So, there’s no time to lose…head on over to our Facebook or Instagram and start guessing!

 

Terms and Conditions

Guess our St David’s Day Meal Competition: 26th February – 1st March 2020

The Draw

  1. Eligibility: Prize Draw is open to UK residents aged 18 or over only excluding employees or agents of Cosy Under Canvas or any of its group companies or their families or households or anyone professionally connected to this Prize Draw.
  2. By entering this Promotion (the “Promotion”) you (the “participant”) agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  3. To enter go to facebook.com/cosyundercanvas or instagram.com/cosyundercanvas/ between 26th February and 1st March 2020 and comment on the St David’s Day post with your guess of the main course and dessert of our St David’s Day Meal
  4. Only comments on the post that match the correct answer, as declared by Cosy Under Canvas on 1st March 2020 will be considered as entries.
  5. You can enter only once. No purchase is necessary.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right at its absolute discretion to disqualify entries which it considers do not comply with these terms and conditions or any participant who it reasonably believes has interfered with the fair running of this Prize Draw. Abusive or obscene comments will be removed and will not be considered as entrants for the draw.
  7. Winner Selection: At the end of the Promotion Period, all correct entrants will be entered into a prize draw (the “Prize Draw”). The winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries by Monday 4th March 2020 and the participant contacted via Facebook messenger to provide the winner’s address, date of birth and phone number. The participant must respond within seven days.
  8. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. There is one main prize of:
  • A hamper of Welsh produce to include a cosy Welsh blanket, Welsh roasted coffee, Welsh toiletries, Welsh cakes, Welsh tea, daffodil bulbs and a Welsh love spoon. Plus a voucher for 20% off a stay at Cosy Under Canvas to use anytime this season, 2020.
  1. The stay must be booked at least 5 days in advance, where availability of that class of accommodation exists, and in any case must be taken before the 14th October 2020.
  2. In the event that a winner or a substitute winner is unreachable, ineligible, or fails to claim the prize in the time required, the winner or substitute winner shall forfeit their prize, and another winner will be picked and contacted.
  3. The Prize carries no cash value, is non-transferable and may not be substituted by the winner. No compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated. If the winner is unable to take their prize within the stated period, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to another winner chosen in the same manner. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.
  4. This competition is in no way affiliated with Facebook.

Privacy and Data Protection

  1. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the names and counties of residence of the winner. The winner may be required to participate in the Promoter’s marketing and promotional activities and by entering the Prize Draw consents to such participation.
  2. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the Promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. The Promoter may disclose entrants’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this prize draw or communicating with entrants. The participant may withdraw consent to such use of personal information by writing to the Promoter or by using the opt-out process outlined in the Promoter’s privacy policy.

General

  1. The Promoter shall not be liable for any interruption to this Prize Draw whether due to force majeure or other factors beyond the Promoter’s control.
  2. The Promoter reserves the right, acting reasonably and in accordance with all relevant legislation and codes of practice, to vary the terms and conditions of this Prize Draw.
  3. The Promoter will not be responsible or liable for:

(a) any failure to receive Entries due to transmission failures and other conditions beyond its reasonable control;

(b) any late, lost, misrouted, or damaged transmissions or entries;

(c) any computer or communications related malfunctions or failures;

(d) any disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of the Promoter.

  1. By entering the Prize Draw, each participant, winner and any winner’s guest agrees to release the Promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Prize Draw or with the acceptance, possession, attendance at or use of any prize (except death or personal injury caused by the Promoter’s negligence, for fraud, or otherwise as prohibited by law).
  2. This Prize Draw is governed by English law.

6 Reasons to Visit Cosy this Autumn

We love Autumn! As the leaves turn golden brown the sun sets earlier, which means cosy evenings around the campfire taking in the stunning night skies don't have to be a late night affair.

Take a look at our favourite reasons to visit Cosy this autumn...

1. The Fun of Foraging

The countryside provides an abundance of fruit, nuts and fungi through Autumn, making foraging a great way to spend the day - there's nothing more satisfying that enjoying food that you've picked yourself.

As well as Sloes, Blackberries, Chestnuts and Hazelnuts, you can find some wonderful Giant Puffballs in the hedgerows and fields if you look carefully.

Foraging in woodland countryside
Sun low in the sky over Wales

2. Indian Summers

Common in the Northern Hemisphere, Indian summers are periods of unseasonably warm, dry weather that appear in the autumn - which have become more common in recent years.

There's something particularly special about those extra days of warmth as the memories of summer wane and winter looms ahead!

3. Snuggling Down

We're called Cosy Under Canvas for a reason! All of our domes are equipped with wood-fired stoves as well as blankets, sheepskins and throws - plenty to keep you toasty and warm.

Each dome also has its own campfire - so grab one of the cosy blankets provided and snuggle up in the evening with a cup of warming mulled cider as the sun sets.

Warm, Cosy Beds at our Glamping Site
Autumn Colours in the Wye Valley

4. Changing Colours of the Wye Valley

In autumn, the Wye Valley comes alive with spectacular colour, as its beautiful landscapes turn shades of orange and gold.

Explore the rich colours of the wooded ravines, limestone gorges and rugged moorland slopes that make up the Wye Valley, or just snuggle up in a nearby pub and take in the views!

5. Star gazing in the Dark Sky Reserve

At Cosy, and around the Brecon Beacons, the area has been designated a "Dark Sky Reserve", with the skies protected from the light pollution from towns and cities.

With its earlier evenings, Autumn is the perfect time to take in the night sky as you enjoy supper around the campfire.

Dark Skies over Cosy under Canvas at Night
Country Walk through Woodland near Cosy Under Canvas

6. Autumn Walks

There are plenty of amazing walks nearby whatever your ability and appetite - stride a section of the Offa's Dyke Path that runs along the Wales/England border or pick up part of the stunning 136 mile Wye Valley Walk that runs the length of the River Wye.

If you'd prefer to take in the scenery on two wheels than two legs, we've got a selection of bikes available for hire and can provide routes and maps whatever your ability.

Like the sound of it?

Our domes sleep between two & six and are available until the 14th October

Great Ways to Reconnect with your Kids

With articles in the press suggesting that technology is interrupting the precious relationships formed between you and your children why not make this summer the one to really re-connect with them.

Children playing outdoors at Cosy Under Canvas

Children are spending more time on screens and less time chatting and hanging out with their families. Are you longing to have real conversations with them again!

With no phone or WiFi signal on site at Cosy Under Canvas, it’s the perfect destination for a full on family digital detox and the chance to bring back the family banter!

Connect with nature

Sometimes it’s not obvious, but the woodland is filled with small animals, bugs and insects. The kids can learn about who lives in the trees and on the ground.

Child exploring nature - finding a frog

Guides and fun activities are provided in the Cosy Corner to help you and them to identify the nature that’s on the doorstep and why not see if they can add some ‘interesting finds’ to the box in The Cosy Corner.

Fire up imaginations

Let the kids loose in the woods. Take a stroll with them and check out the boundaries of the woodland and then let them run wild.

They won’t be far away but can enjoy the freedom you did as a child, roaming free! Plus it’s an opportunity for you to kick back and relax in the hammock.

In the evenings playing games and telling stories whilst wrapped up in a blanket round the campfire can help kids explore their imaginations.

Stay up late and stargaze together. The sky is beautifully clear here as there is no light pollution. Search for star constellations together and learn their names, and the myths and legends that provided them.

A cosy dome at night in the Dark Sky area

Make the hot tub your project

Get the kids involved in lighting one of the wood-fired hot tubs and enjoy a warm dip together. You can go in search of wood and kindling with them and even teach them how to use the axe to chop up your logs.

Whether they're old enough to relax in the tub and appreciate the peace, or would prefer to play and splash about, it's a great opportunity to connect.

Play real games

Shun the screens and choose to play a real game together that encourages a shared experience, a little friendly competition, fun and laughter!

There’s a ping pong table with bats, balls and a scoreboard plus the lounge room is full of board games suitable for all ages. Set up a marathon of Monopoly or grab Bananagram for a quick word game.

Explore Food

Cooking together on an outdoor fire is an exciting and adventurous activity for your kids to help out with.

Involving them in the cooking also helps connect the final dish to the ingredients, helping them gain a better understanding of where their food comes from and encourages them to explore different tastes.

Order a Cosy Cook Pot during your stay, it’s a box full of the correct quantities of tasty local ingredients plus a recipe card for you to cook up a campfire storm.

Eating food together is an opportunity to share stories and news and build connections, it’s not often everyone gathers around the table over a feast these days especially without a device in sight!

Get out & about

Hire the mountain bikes we have here and go for a cycle together.

Apart from the health benefits, cycling is more adventurous and exciting than walking and is also a faster way to get around and absorb the scenery.

Children Riding Mountain Bikes at Cosy Under Canvas

Be as adventurous as you like, a quick cycle to the pub or an off road trail…we can suggest the best route to suit you and yours.

And if they really need to be connected

Set up a healthy competition to see who can take the best photos during your stay.

Rather than posting them, get traditional and print them off in a collage when you get home to remind you of your stay.

Want to book your stay?

Treat your family to an amazing stay with Cosy Under Canvas

Perfect treats for your Mum this Mother’s Day and they won’t cost the earth.

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your Mum. She deserves it! Here are our ideas for celebrating that special day that won't cost the earth.

1. Get out and garden with her

Head off to a local nursery or garden centre and choose a new plant or flower to plant together in her garden. She will love to watch it grow and flourish and think of you.

Gardening
Family on a walk

2. Take a walk and a picnic

Go for a stroll through the beautiful countryside with your Mum and family. Escaping other distractions and spending quality time together is the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day.

Bring a picnic along with you and find a peaceful spot to sit down and share some delicious food together.

3. Set Up Your Own Tea Party

Host an afternoon tea party and pull out any old vintage crockery you or your mum have hidden away. Make some fancy cakes, finger sandwiches and of course scones filled with plenty of clotted cream and jam.

If the weather is nice enough, move the tea party outside and enjoy the blooming flowers and blossoming trees.

Don't forget to treat your Grandma, it's her day too!

Lady holding teapot
Cocktail

4. Take Your Mum to the Theatre

There aren't many opportunities for you and your Mum to head out for an evening out together, so get dressed up and treat her to a cocktail or two.

Go to the theatre, book something local or be more adventurous and head to the West End in London.

5. Pizza Making Evening

Host a pizza night and invite others to come and make their own pizzas.

It's easier to make dough than you think, lots of recipes online. Buy tasty toppings and get the whole family involved. Perfect if you have younger siblings who'd like to celebrate with Mum too. She will love gathering the whole family together.

Pizza oven
Bridge with gate

6. Foraging

Try foraging this spring for wild garlic to make homemade pesto or elderflowers to make cordial or sparkling wine. A perfect way to spend a rewarding and productive day with your Mum and you can both reap the rewards!

7. Breakfast in Bed

Treat your Mum to a lie in on Mother's Day, tell her you've got it covered! More often than not it's your mum who's catering for everyone else needs, so pop the tea on to brew and treat her to a delight she wouldn't normally eat for breakfast. French toast is the perfect combination of savoury and sweet, ideal for a Sunday morning treat in bed.

Bed

Want to really spoil Mum?

A few days at Cosy is the perfect way to help her unwind from a hectic life. Why not treat her to a stay?

Summer Events in Wales

What’s On This Summer

There's plenty going on around Cosy Under Canvas in summer time. Apart from the amazing walks, mountain-biking, exploring the River Wye on kayak, and al fresco dining, there are some great events taking place nearby to keep you entertained.

Take a look at some of our favourite days out and events happening around Hay-on-Wye and the Brecons this summer... 

1. Thursday Markets in Hay

Hay Market opens from 10am every Thursday and bustles with shoppers checking out an array of stalls selling everything from local produce to handmade crafts.

Highlights are artisan sourdough bread, organic veg, fresh fish, handmade soaps & balms, and a fantastic array of socks.

Whether you’re looking to stock up on delicious food, or just want to people watch while enjoying a coffee and a fresh pastry, the market’s well worth a visit!

Gardens at the Hay Festival
Photo of vintage vehicles at Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally

2. 37th Steam and Vintage Rally

Taking place on the 13th August 2017 at Boatside Farm, Hay-on-Wye, the Vintage Steam Rally is an eclectic event attracting a massive array of Steam Engines, Vintage Cars and other vehicles.

The event also showcases traditional crafts such as wood carving, cake decoration and falconry, as well as some more unexpected attractions – aerobatic displays, helicopter rides and stunt bicycle riding have all featured in the past.

3. Abergavenny Food Festival

One if the largest food events in the country, the Abergavenny Food Festival takes place on the 16th and 17th September and has established itself a reputation as a mecca for foodies – showcasing an amazing array of food and drink.

With over 200 stalls and 50 ticketed events (including demonstrations, guided wild food walks and cookery lessons), and now a night market on Saturday nights, it’s a fascinating place to explore Welsh food.

Entry cost £15 for adults and are available on the day, with children getting in for free. If you want to join in with one of the ticketed events, booking in advance is essential.

Photo of chefs serving food at Abergavenny Food Festival
Photo of the Royal Welsh

4. The Royal Welsh Show

This massive four-day event takes place on the 24th-27th July and attracts visitors from around the world to watch the competitions involving around 7,000 livestock.

There’s plenty more than animals to see, with other attractions including horticulture, crafts, food and drink – as well as a busy programme of events and displays.

Grab yourself a seat at the main ring, where the biggest competitions take place, and soak up the atmosphere, or wander the through the stands, tasting Welsh produce and exploring the array of goods on offer – from manure spreaders to sports cars!

5. Brecon County Show

If you’ve missed the Royal Welsh, the Brecon County Show takes place on the 5th August and includes a similar mix of agriculture, crafts, food and drink.

As well as Cattle, Sheep, Horse and Pony competitions, and a dog show, there are over 200 exhibitors, showcasing the best in British Farm Produce, modern and vintage vehicles, and crafts.

There’s also a busy programme of events including sheep shearing competitions, falconry and Motocross displays.

Photo of the Brecon County Show
Tents prepared for the Green Man Festival

6. Hit the Green Man festival

Green Man returns to the Black Mountains in Brecon Beacon from August 17th – 20th. It’s an independent and family-friendly summer festival in a beautiful setting with good food, art installations and bonfires setting the scene.

It’s the biggest music festival in Wales and this year’s headliners include Michael Kiwanuka, PJ Harvey, Future Islands and Kate Tempest.

7. Brecon Jazz Festival

The Brecon Jazz festival has played host to a range of jazz musicians from across the world.

In 2017, it’s taking place from the 11th to 13th August and, whilst the programme it to be announced shortly, it’s expected to include a mix of free outdoor performances from the town’s bandstand, as well as smaller shows in intimate venues.

Photo of Brecon Jazz Festival
Band at Brecon Beacon Fringe Festival

8. Brecon Fringe Festival

Also taking place in Brecon between the 10th-13th of August, the Fringe is an alternative collection of independently organised (and often free) gigs and events spread across 30 venues and crammed into 4 days!

If you like blues, rock, R&B, comedy, dance and alternative performances (as well as occasional bursts of jazz), the Fringe is not to be missed.

You’ll also find family friendly events and workshops and children’s entertainment.

9. Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre

The National Park Visitor Centre at Libanus, near Brecon hosts the tenth annual Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre from the 27th to the 29th August

You can browse an endless array of local food, arts and crafts, while children can be entertained by a range of activities including willow sculpting, badge-making, face-painting, pottery turning, a bouncy castle, and guitar and folk dancing lessons.

There’s also live entertainment taking place in the surrounding fields.

Photo of Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre
Photo of Llandovery Sheep Festival

10. Llandovery Sheep Festival

Celebrate droving, sheep farming & the wool industry at Llandovery Sheep Festival on the 23rd & 24th September.

Highlights of the weekend include the fantastic sheep race, sheep dog trials & sheep shearing demonstrations amongst other great sheep-related fun. It’s not just sheep though, with a range of competitions, local food and music providing something to entertain everyone.

11. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival

For a week in August, Llandrindod Well’s buildings and gardens are returned to the Victorian era - attracting around 35,000 visitors each year.

Horse and carriages and period costumes fill the town, and there’s an array of entertainment throughout the week, including concerts, costume parades and exhibitions.

Proceedings are wrapped up on Sunday with a stunning torchlight processions and firework display at the lakeside.

Photo of Victorian Costumes in Llandovery

Sound Tempting?

Our domes sleep between two & six and are available between March & October

Know Someone That Deserves A Break?

 

We’re giving away a midweek break for 2 to a deserving friend, neighbour or colleague.

Just go to our Facebook page, nominate the person you think most deserves to win a stay at Cosy Under Canvas and tell us why they should be treated to this amazing glamping experience.

The lucky winner will receive a free 2 night stay for up to 4 people in a beautiful Cosy dome with their very own wood fired hot tub.

Perhaps your nominee has been there for you in times of need, done you a favour, been an inspiration to you or just been a true friend – whatever the reason just let us know.

The competition closes on the 30th June, after which we’ll select a deserving winner.

 

Terms and Conditions

Nominate Someone for a Glamping Break Competition: 16th June – 30th June 2017

The Draw

  1. Eligibility: Prize Draw is open to UK residents aged 18 or over only excluding employees or agents of Cosy Under Canvas or any of its group companies or their families or households or anyone professionally connected to this Prize Draw.
  2. By entering this Promotion (the “Promotion”) you (the “participant”) agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  3. To enter go to facebook.com/cosyundercanvas between 16th and 30th June 2017 and comment on the Nominate Someone for a Glamping Break post telling us who you would nominate and why.
  4. Only comments on the Nominate Someone for a Glamping Break post will be considered as entries.
  5. You can enter only once. No purchase is necessary.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right at its absolute discretion to disqualify entries which it considers do not comply with these terms and conditions or any participant who it reasonably believes has interfered with the fair running of this Prize Draw. Abusive or obscene comments will be removed and will not be considered as entrants for the draw.
  7. Winner Selection: At the end of the Promotion Period, all entrants will be entered into a prize draw (the “Prize Draw”). The winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries on Monday 10th July 2017 and the participant contacted via Facebook messenger to provide the winner’s address, date of birth and phone number. The participant must respond within seven days.
  8. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. There is one main prize of:
  • A 2 night mid-week stay (Monday to Thursday inclusive) for up to 4 people in a Cosy Dome in either Low, Mid or High season. Includes use of private hot tub, and a crate of firewood.
  1. The stay must be booked at least 5 days in advance, where availability of that class of accommodation exists, and in any case must be taken before the 13th October 2017.
  2. In the event that a winner or a substitute winner is unreachable, ineligible, or fails to claim the prize in the time required, the winner or substitute winner shall forfeit their prize, and another winner will be picked and contacted.
  3. The Prize carries no cash value, is non-transferable and may not be substituted by the winner. No compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated. If the winner is unable to take their prize within the stated period, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to another winner chosen in the same manner. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.
  4. This competition is in no way affiliated with Facebook.

Privacy and Data Protection

  1. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the names and counties of residence of the winner. The winner may be required to participate in the Promoter’s marketing and promotional activities and by entering the Prize Draw consents to such participation.
  2. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the Promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. The Promoter may disclose entrants’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this prize draw or communicating with entrants. The participant may withdraw consent to such use of personal information by writing to the Promoter or by using the opt-out process outlined in the Promoter’s privacy policy.

General

  1. The Promoter shall not be liable for any interruption to this Prize Draw whether due to force majeure or other factors beyond the Promoter’s control.
  2. The Promoter reserves the right, acting reasonably and in accordance with all relevant legislation and codes of practice, to vary the terms and conditions of this Prize Draw.
  3. The Promoter will not be responsible or liable for:

(a) any failure to receive Entries due to transmission failures and other conditions beyond its reasonable control;

(b) any late, lost, misrouted, or damaged transmissions or entries;

(c) any computer or communications related malfunctions or failures;

(d) any disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of the Promoter.

  1. By entering the Prize Draw, each participant, winner and any winner’s guest agrees to release the Promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Prize Draw or with the acceptance, possession, attendance at or use of any prize (except death or personal injury caused by the Promoter’s negligence, for fraud, or otherwise as prohibited by law).
  2. This Prize Draw is governed by English law.
Willow Dome

Reasons to Get Cosy This Spring

We love Spring at Cosy Under Canvas and think there's no better time to go Glamping. Apart from the lighter evenings, fresh spring flowers - and the chance of warmer weather - here are some of our favourite reasons to visit us this Spring... 

1. Hay Festival

For 10 days in May, Hay on Wye is full of stories, ideas, laughter and music. The Hay festival runs from 25th May – 4th June 2017 and attracts the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain.

Described by Bil Clinton as the ‘Woodstock of the mind’ it celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. Find out more at www.hayfestival.com/wales/

Gardens at the Hay Festival
Go for a walk amongst stunning scenery

2. Go For a Proper Walk

With some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK on your doorstep, there’s no excuse not to have a spring in your step. There are so many opportunities for an amazing walk around Cosy Under Canvas you’d be crazy not to dust off your walking boots and enjoy the countryside.

From mountains to moorland, ridges, valleys, canal banks, rivers and woodlands we’ve got them all. We can advise on routes, mark up your map and send you off with a packed lunch.

3. Easter at Cantref

Whatever the weather there’s something entertaining for kids to do at Cantref. From animal barns and indoor play areas and animal shows, outdoor rides and paddle boats – and even a horse riding centre, you can be sure of a great day out.

From the 7th – 23rd April there are daily Easter Egg Hunts, as well as spring lamb feeding. Find out more at www.cantref.com.

Photo of kids playing at Cantref
Mountain Biking in Wales

4. Mountain Bike Heaven

The Brecon Beacons National Park is mountain bike riding at its best. 14 marked cross-country routes ranging from basic level to all-day hammer-fests.

With five different biking hubs within the national park, there’s loads to explore – the Mountain Biking the Brecon Beacons site gives you the lowdown on the different routes.

5. Royal Welsh Spring Festival

The 20th  & 21st May play host to this celebration of rural life. With a busy programme of entertainment and educational activities, free workshops, displays and main ring performances, the festival makes a great day out for all the family.

With over 1,300 livestock, poultry and horses, the only Premier Open Dog Show to be held in Wales, children’s activities, a food and drink quarter, vintage machinery, auction, country leisure there’s plenty to do. And on Saturday they’ll be open late, allowing you to listen to local bands, taste the street-food and enjoy the early summer’s evening.

Photo of the Royal Welsh Spring Festival

6. Star Gazing In The Dark Sky Reserve

Light pollution across the UK creates real challenges for people wanting to see the wonders of the night sky in its full glory. The Brecon Beacons’ small population means that the area does not suffer from light pollution and has, in fact, been designated a ‘Dark Sky Reserve’.

As the weather brings clearer skies, it’s the perfect time to see the wonders of the spring sky.

7. Ludlow Spring Festival

With Ludlow’s fantastic reputation for good food and drink, it’s not surprising that their Spring Festival is well worth a visit.

Taking place from the 13th – 14th May 2017, the festival features over 60 local food and drink producers and 200 real ales, as well as live music and over 180 classic cars.

Photo of Ludlow Spring Festival
Fly Fishing In Wales

8. Go Adventure Fly Fishing With The Wye And Usk Passport.

The fly fishing season begins on March 3rd on both the River Usk and River Wye, and as the spring days warm up, the emergence of flies from mid-March makes for some great sport.

The Wye and Usk Foundation have spent many years opening up the small tributaries that flow in to the two main rivers and in doing so they have created many more fishing opportunities in some exciting and quite remote spots.

You can buy day tickets and get instructions on how to find the wild streams at www.fishingpassport.co.uk/

Sound Tempting?

Our domes sleep between two & six and are available between March & October